Ireland Plans to End Apple’s “Holy Grail of Tax Avoidance”

“Ireland wants to be part of the solution to this global tax challenge, not part of the problem.”

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iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Headed to 50 New Markets by November 1

Apple’s newest iPhones will arrive at market in more than 50 countries by Nov. 1. On Oct. 25, the flagship iPhone 5s and its sibling, the iPhone 5c, will go on sale in 35 new markets, including Austria, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. A week later, on Nov. 1, the devices will begin shipping in an additional 35 countries. Among them: India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. You’ll find a full list of the markets Apple has targeted for the next wave of iPhone releases here.

Big Fish Games Restructures, Closing Offices and Replacing President

CEO Paul Thelen says these cuts are targeted, not the result of general problems.

Ireland Denies Giving Apple Any Special Tax Deal

“Just because you heard it yesterday in a Senate committee doesn’t mean … it’s factually correct.”

Apple Says It Abides by Tax Laws, Loopholes and All

“We pay all the taxes we owe. Every single dollar,” says Tim Cook.

Ireland: We’re Not Apple’s “Holy Grail of Tax Avoidance”

Ireland is “a highly tax-compliant country.”

Here’s What Tim Cook Will Tell Senators About Apple, Offshore Cash and Taxes

Apple isn’t improperly ducking U.S. taxes, but the rules need to be reformed, according to the company.

Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry

App development in the cloud.

Out-Trending the Trendmakers: NewsWhip Says It Defeats Twitter and Facebook’s Filter Bubbles

Friends? Who needs friends when you can just fall back on everybody to keep you informed?

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SkillPages Launches Mobile App for Finding Odd Jobs

Dublin-based SkillPages, a start-up for short-term jobs, plans to launch its first mobile app today. The site connects users who have various skills — ranging from accounting to photography — with the instances where those skills are in demand. SkillPages’ network is currently much denser in the U.K. than it is in the U.S., but the new iPhone app is aimed at making local connections easier, as this promotional screenshot shows.

Dropbox Picks Dublin for Its Second Office